Bangladesh bowled out the visiting team for 60 runs in the first match after beating New Zealand for the first time in T20 Internationals on Wednesday. Bangladesh won by seven wickets and took a 1–0 lead in the five-match series in Dhaka with 25 runs from Shakib Al Hasan. But it was the bowlers who set the tone for the win, with Mustafizur Rahman taking three wickets to dismiss New Zealand in their joint-lowest T20 total of 16.5 overs, which they achieved against Sri Lanka at Chattogram in 2014.
Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls led the side with 18 runs, but the rest of the batsmen failed to reach the double figures. All the spinners Nasum Ahmed, Shakib and Mohammad Saifuddin got two wickets each. In the first over, Mahedi Hasan first dismissed Rachin Ravindra for a golden duck when he was caught and bowled by the off-spinner. Shakib bowled Will Young for five, and left-arm spinner Nasum took two wickets in an over, including Colin de Grandhomme, who was dismissed for one, reducing New Zealand to 9-4. Given.
Latham and Nicholls put on 34 runs for the fifth wicket, but Saifuddin further troubled New Zealand by breaking the partnership with the captain’s wicket. As New Zealand’s batting collapsed like a pack of cards, debutant Cole McConchie was dismissed for zero and Saifuddin sent Nichols back. Bangladesh, who bowled out Australia for 62 last month to seal the T20 series 4-1 in Dhaka, took New Zealand to their lowest score ever.